Ashton St - Changing Dangerous Traffic Conditions
Dear Waverly City Council,
We, the residents of Ashton St, Queens Park, the undersigned, write you seeking action to remove the circumstances that allows dangerous traffic in our street. In particular, Monday to Friday, from about 07:20 to 08:30; and then again, to a lesser extent, in the afternoon between 15:00 - 17:00, with cars sometimes travelling as fast as 70 km/h.
The majority of this traffic seeks to bypass a car queue at the corner of Birrell St and York Rd, or to “save time” on about 100 meters of road. It has been pointed out that a fair amount of this belongs to the neighboring school drop-offs, and people heading to work
Clearly the current traffic conditions we have in Ashton St, the chicane located in the centre of the street, are not a significant deterrent to speeding.
These circumstances are extremely dangerous to children and residents alike.
We sincerely urge the Waverly Council to take action to limit the capacity of drivers to drive dangerously in Ashton St. We implore you to act before someone is seriously injured.
Below we set out two options to address the dangerous traffic in Ashton St, Queens Park:
Option 1 – Change Traffic Regulations
Change traffic regulations to affect positive outcome. Either limit left hand turns from Birrell St between 07:00-09:00 Monday to Friday; and/or apply a Speed Limit of 40 km/h 07:00-09:00 and 15:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.
Option 2 – Permanently Change Traffic Conditions
Change physical traffic conditions of the street. Alter Ashton St to become a no-through road at the point of Ashton and York Rd.
Please help us to make Ashton St a safer place.
The Residents of Ashton St, Queens Park, the undersigned.